Fix-It Fair at Ockley Green Middle School

9:30 am
2:30 pm
Location
Ockley Green Middle School 6031 N Montana Ave
Portland, OR 97217

Connect with experts at this free community resource and learn simple ways to save money and be healthy all year long. All-day exhibits, workshops, health tests, financial consulting, free lunch and childcare, and much more.

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Workshop Schedule

10:00 AM

Does Your House Love You Back?

What makes a home healthier, more energy-efficient and comfortable? See the big picture of how homes are an interconnected system, along with information to help you prioritize and focus on the needs of your home. Multnomah County Weatherization Assistance Program

DIY Weatherization Workshop

Low-cost energy-saving techniques, great for both renters and homeowners. Simple measures using basic tools can lower home energy use — and your bills! Income-qualified participants may receive a free kit of supplies. Community Energy Project

Portland Landlord/Tenant Updates

Are you a tenant in a rental property? Do you own rental property? Are you a homeowner considering fixing up and renting out your garage or basement? Are you thinking about buying or selling an occupied rental? This brief overview will cover recent updates to laws that may affect you. This workshop is not a legal clinic and our staff cannot provide legal advice. City of Portland Housing Bureau Rental Services Office

Saving Water Makes Cents!

Learn where Portland gets its water and how you can save water and money at home. Find tips for managing your water and sewer costs while being a good steward of our water supply. Get free water conservation devices, including a showerhead! Portland Water Bureau

Take the Right Steps: A Fall Prevention Workshop

Explore risk factors that contribute to senior falls including medication side effects, poor vision, poor balance, difficulty walking, and home hazards. Older adults can build confidence, manage their own health, and live better and longer lives! Legacy Health Trauma Nurses Talk Tough

The Power of Emergency and Disaster Preparedness

Everyone can get ready for a disaster. It does not need to take a lot of time or money. It is important to get prepared before an emergency when you are calm and can think clearly. Learn to prepare for, survive, and recover from emergencies and disasters. Portland Bureau of Emergency Management

11:00 AM

Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) and the Zoning Code

What ADUs are, what they are intending to achieve, and where they are allowed. Portland Bureau of Development Services

All-season Bicycling and Bike Maintenance for Wet Weather

Sure, it gets pretty wet in Portland, but with a little extra preparation, you can get around by bike in all seasons. In this interactive session, you’ll learn tips and techniques for staying dry, comfortable, and safe while riding all year round. Also, learn how to keep your bike happy through winter! Portland Bureau of Transportation

Credit Building

Build and maintain positive credit! Understand the credit system and learn how to pull and read a free credit report. Learn ways to manage personal finances, dispute errors, and understand how to protect credit and identity. Innovative Changes Financial Empowerment Clinic

DIY Weatherization Workshop

Low-cost energy-saving techniques, great for both renters and homeowners. Simple measures using basic tools can lower home energy use — and your bills! Income-qualified participants may receive a free kit of supplies. Community Energy Project

DIY Non-toxic Personal Care Products

Discover non-toxic recipes for everyday personal care. Practice making products like deodorant, hand sanitizer, and air freshener with simple and safe ingredients. All participants receive a recipe booklet and free sample products. Metro Healthy Homes

Water Quality & Home Plumbing Maintenance

Learn how to protect your family from lead in your home’s water and receive a free test kit. Get tips for maintaining your hot water heater, troubleshooting low water pressure, and addressing other important drinking water quality issues. Portland Water Bureau

Noon

Downspout Disconnection and Stormwater Systems

Learn how disconnecting and maintaining your downspouts, gutters, and stormwater systems benefit the environment and can get you a discount on stormwater utility fees. Portland Bureau of Environmental Services Private Property Retrofits/Downspout Disconnection

Insurance 101

Discuss the health insurance options available to Oregonians, financial assistance options, and some of the myths surrounding health insurance. Project Access NOW

Intro to Naturescaping

An overview of stormwater management, the benefit of native plants in your landscape, integrated pest management, and more!East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District

Green Cleaning

Learn how to make your own non-toxic cleaners in this hands-on workshop. We highlight tips and resources that help you navigate choices at the store, find better products and make DIY cleaners with simple but effective ingredients. Participants receive free sample cleaning kits. Metro Healthy Homes

Lead Poisoning Prevention

Learn the most common sources of lead, including paint, soil, and water, ways to identify and test them, and strategies to limit future exposure. Recommended for people living in pre-1978 housing and families with young children. Community Energy Project

Maintaining Health in the Latinx Community 

General preventative health against illnesses that disproportionately impacts Latinx community members, such as diabetes, mental health, obesity, etc. Educate Ya

1:00 PM

Grow Your Health: Cultivate a Health-Focused Garden

A hands-on exploration of beneficial herbs that you can grow yourself. Take home a self-made, healthy tea!National University of Natural Medicine

Vegan / Vegetarian Meals on A Budget for Meatless Mondays And More

After the heavy eating and spending of the holiday season, it's nice to focus on meals that don't break the bank and can still stand up to meatless Mondays.Northwest VEG

Creating Backyard Habitat on a Budget

Are you interested in gardening sustainably and to support birds, bees, and other wildlife? Discover free or inexpensive techniques to create a healthy outdoor space. You’ll learn how to naturescape with native plants, identify and remove nuisance weeds, manage rainwater, garden without pesticides, and support beneficial wildlife. Columbia Land Trust and Portland Audubon Backyard Habitat Certification Program

Does Your House Love You Back?

What makes a home healthier, more energy-efficient and comfortable? See the big picture of how homes are an interconnected system, along with information to help you prioritize and focus on the needs of your home. Multnomah County Weatherization Assistance Program

Understanding Your Home Energy Score

Portland homes now require a Home Energy Score if they are going on the real estate market. Learn everything you need to know about how to interpret your Home Energy Score report, as well as cost-effective energy efficiency upgrades that will improve your score. Find out what an assessment entails, ways to reduce your energy consumption, and save money on your utility bills! Community Energy Project

Villages: Neighbors Helping Neighbors Age in Place

An introduction to the Villages concept in general and Portland Villages in particular. Decide whether you want to take the next step of volunteering and / or becoming members! North Star Village / Villages NW

Special offerings

10 AM to 1 PM 

Repair Café

Bring one item to be fixed by a Repair PDX volunteer, while learning how to do it yourself! Volunteers will do their best to repair items but do not guarantee a complete repair. You may bring one of the following: Small countertop appliance, clothing, or a bike. Repair PDX & Bikes 4 Humanity

11 AM & 12:30 PM 

Learn How to Darn

Repair sweaters, socks, and more — yourself! Bring sewing materials and items to be mended, or use samples provided. Repair PDX

All Day  

Private Financial Planning

One-on-one, private, professional financial plans. Innovative Changes Financial Empowerment Clinic

HIV Blood Testing and STI Health Information

Learn from our educators about health issues in the Latinx community in Oregon, including HIV and STI prevention. Educate Ya

Five-Minute Tune-Up

The skills to keep your bike running smoothly through the winter! At the bike repair station. Portland Bureau of Transportation

Thank you to our sponsors!

Energy Trust, Pacific Power, Portland Bureau of Transportation, and Water Bureau logos
Fix-it Fair sponsors

Please note that photographs and footage will be taken throughout the event. No minors will be photographed without clear consent. Please contact the event organizer if you have any concerns or if you wish to be exempted from this activity.